Call Northside 777 (1948) James Stewart, Richard Conte | Drama, Film-Noir

Newspaper reporter Mickey McNeal (James Stewart) is put on an extraordinary ad by his boss Kelly, who promises a $ 5,000 reward for information about a murder case eleven years ago. Reluctantly, McNeal calls the ad number Northside 777 on the ad. At the other end of the line, the washerwoman Tillie Wiecek answers – and treats him to an incredible story.


26 Replies to “Call Northside 777 (1948) James Stewart, Richard Conte | Drama, Film-Noir”

  1. John McIntyre in a minor role in a non-Western, for a change.

    Both Lee J. Cobb & E.G. Marshall (uncredited here as Mr Rayska) had roles as jurors in 12 Angry Men.

    Surely they didn't need to get the date on the newspaper. It's date could more easily be gauged from the photos & headlines on the same front page. The paper's front page would be different every day.

  2. This is why you don't answer any questions to cops. Anything not on your ID you don't tell them. Your constitutional right is to not be forced to incriminate yourself, even if you think what you have to say won't incriminate you. The 5th amendment is for the innocent.

  3. I seen this hundreds of times & just gets better with age, I can't get enough of
    James Stewart. My favorite is the newsboy blow up scene of the crucial date
    clearing an innocent man. Thanks for uploading this classic.

  4. I worked as an undercover narcotics agent for a metro agency. I took several polys but one stands out. There was a substantial amount of narcotics missing from our vault. We all were poly'd and when it was my turn, they did a pre-test review of the questions. Several of those questions were generic "theft" questions and the operator asked, "How would you respond to this question?"
    I knew about police 'fishing expeditions' so I responded, " I would refuse to answer that question since it is unrelated to this crime." During my test, he was forbidden to ask those fishing questions.
    Times have changed though.

  5. Ah- those wonderful days when the press actually went on a crusade for the truth instead of today- when they're nothing more than a propaganda arm of the leftists.

  6. watch the machine (looks like line-o-type) in action at 56:00. My dad ran Line-o-type at Chatham press in 1955. This is first time I ever saw one work. I only guess this is what we see here based on my Dad's description of how it worked.

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